MONTEREY, Calif. – Due to a scheduling conflict with a popular European race, The American Le Mans Monterey has been changed to May 9-11, 2013.
“The drivers who compete in American Le Mans contacted the Series requesting a date change for our event,” says Gill Campbell, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca CEO/general manager. “We are pleased and honored that they felt so strongly about racing here that they asked for a date change so they would not miss the action and exhilaration this track provides.”
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is one of four race tracks to have hosted an American Le Mans Series event in each of its 15 seasons. Featuring multiple classes of high-tech sports cars competing together, the American Le Mans Series sees constant passing and on-track battles throughout each race. The six hour endurance race on May 11, takes competitors from daylight, to dusk, pushing drivers’ and crews’ mental and physical abilities.
The revised 2013 schedule for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is:
May 9-11, American Le Mans Monterey
July 19-21, Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix featuring the MotoGP World Championship
Aug. 16-18, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion featuring Chevrolet Corvette
Sept. 5-7, Continental Tire Sports Car Races, powered by Mazda
Sept. 27-29, FIM Superbike World Championship, Monterey Round